25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Malmo
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Captain Cook
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Waimea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  21​h 30​min
End: Malmo

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks for their historical value. California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga), Sebastopol Center for the Arts (in Sebastopol) and St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, & more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Malmo, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Malmo to San Francisco. Traveling from Malmo in May, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Captain Cook.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sacramento, Calistoga, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront

2
nights
Captain Cook

Captain Cook ©
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, then examine the collection at Kona Historical Society, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Captain Cook trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Captain Cook in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Captain Cook. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Captain Cook to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Hulihe'e Palace ©
Hulihe'e Palace
Mokuaikaua Church ©
Mokuaikaua Church

3
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mauna Kea Observatories and Puukohola National Historic Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Swim with Dolphins. When in Waimea, make a side trip to see Genesis Galleries LLC in Waikoloa, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Kohala Historical Sites State Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puukohola Heiau, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Puako Petroglyphs.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waimea sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Captain Cook to Waimea takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Captain Cook in May, you will find days in Waimea are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Hilo.

Things to do in Waimea

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kawaihae, Genesis Galleries LLC, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Puukohola Heiau ©
Puukohola Heiau
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

4
nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jagger Museum and 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass. You'll explore and learn at Volcano Garden Arts and Mokupapapa Discovery Center. Step out of Hilo with an excursion to Kilauea Iki Trailhead in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and examine the collection at Lyman Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hilo day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Waimea to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Waimea in May, you will find days in Hilo are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hilo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Plantation Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Lyman Museum ©
Lyman Museum
2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass ©
2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden District and Royal Street. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville), Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site) and Whitney Plantation (in Edgard). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll through New Orleans City Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to New Orleans takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Hilo in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation, National Hansen's Disease Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Allaire State Park and Food Tours. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Allaire State Park
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Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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